Manual for Facilitators in Global Education

Andreea-Loredana Tudorache
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This manual is designed for facilitators in global education who have had their first facilitating experiences already. It is available in English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Romanian
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This manual has a different aim, approach and content than what the general demand is (aka: the perfect catalogue of activities) and it will cover issues that sooner address the quality of this type of work, the common challenges, deeper methodological insights, will present pathways in how to upgrade one’s competencies in the field in order to become a more confident and empowered global educator. These aspects we consider as being very important, crucial at times for a successful global education session and unfortunately not covered enough in other educational materials. The manual is divided into different parts: “Global Citizen-Global Educator” – In this chapter you will find an overview of the main concepts used in this field, their practical implications in the personal and professional lives of their practitioners and various self-assessment tools for global citizenship competencies assessment; “Global Education Sessions” – In this chapter we will introduce different criteria to define a global education session in contrast with other fields of education, which topics are included and how to prepare for working with various topics in relation to different types of target groups; The “Quality exigency” chapter will explore qualitative aspects regarding your work as facilitator in relation to different stages in the process, realities, situations, challenges, mistakes and recommendations on how to handle various circumstances. “Methodological Framework” – In this chapter we will highlight crucial aspects for every facilitator to pay attention to and work with in order to become a better global educator and will include among other deep insights (mistakes, recommendations, etc.) regarding debriefing. The “Methods in Global Education” Chapter will explore different popular and successful methods from the non-formal learning field that can be used in global education sessions, it will include tips on how they can be used, different examples as well as guidelines on how to create your own activities.
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